Dwarka-Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has done it again. After saying that worshipping Shani will lead to an increase in incidents of rape, he has now proclaimed that honeymooners, along with picnicers, are responsible for the floods that all but submerged Kedarnath in 2013.
According to a report published in the Hindustan Times, the seer said it is not a good sign that people go to holy places for 'enjoyment' and added that natural disasters are caused by them.
He said, "People coming from different parts of the country to holy places of Devbhoomi (Uttarakhand) for enjoyment, picnic and honeymoon led to the Kedarnath disaster. Similar incidents could happen if unholy activities are not stopped."
The Uttarakhand flash floods and landslides left the state devastated as more than 5,000 pilgrims lost their lives.
The Dwarka seer recently also attacked Shirdi Sai baba's devotees with his remarks on the drought in Maharashtra as he blamed them for the parched situation.